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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


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Basin Planning and TMDLs

Basin Plan amendment Amending Wet Weather Overflow Policy and Incorporating New Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Policy:

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board staff has prepared a proposed amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay Basin (Basin Plan). The proposed amendment would incorporate State Board's 2012 onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) Policy, amend the Basin Plan's existing wet weather overflows policy, update information on graywater systems, and update a table of  POTW discharge locations. Links to the staff report describing the amendment, the proposed amendment language, and the tentative resolution that would adopt the proposed amendment can be found below. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its June 11, 2014 meeting. The public comment period will close at 5 p.m. on April 28, 2014.

Lagunitas Creek Watershed Sediment TMDL

The Water Board is accepting comments on establishing a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for sediment and an implementation plan to achieve the TMDL in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed.


The public comment period will close at 5 pm on April 24, 2014.



Agriculture


  • There are currently no Agricultural Public Notices





NPDES


  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.







Site Cleanup


  • There are currently no Site Cleanup Notices








Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Sand Mining Applications:  Hanson Marine Operations (Hanson), Jerico Products, Inc. (Jerico), and Suisun Associates (a joint venture of Hanson and Jerico) have applied to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification to continue mining sand over the next 10 years from several California State Lands Commission mineral extraction lease areas in Central San Francisco Bay and Suisun Bay, and from a private lease area adjacent to Middle Ground Island in Suisun Bay. The Project involves suction dredging to obtain marine aggregate that is primarily used for construction activities within the greater San Francisco Bay area.  Comments on the applications and supporting documents will be accepted by the Water Board until 5 pm on April 30, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to echristian@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hard copies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, Oakland, CA, 94612, to the attention of Elizabeth Christian.

 

On March 10, 2014 the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board received an application from the California Department of Transportation requesting Federal Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for the State Route 9 Storm Damage Repair project located near the City of Saratoga, Santa Clara County. The project would repair a storm damaged slope along State Route 9 by constructing a tie-back wall and modifying existing drainage systems to prevent deterioration of the roadway. Refer to the 401 Application link below for additional information on the project. Please contact Derek Beauduy at 510-622-2348, or via email at derek.beauduy@waterboards.ca.gov, if you have questions or comments. Comments on the project and/or application must be submitted no later than April 22, 2014.



The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) has applied to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for the Haystack Landing Bridge Replacement Project (Project). The Project would involve replacement of the existing swing span bridge with a reconstructed single leaf bascule bridge as well as demolition, removal and disposal of the existing bridge. Comments on the application and supporting documents will be accepted by the Water Board until February 28, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, Oakland, CA, 94612, to the attention of Paul Modrell.


The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) has applied to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for the Initial Operating Segment-1 South Project (Project). The Project would rehabilitate 17.72 miles of existing rail line to provide passenger rail service for travelers in Sonoma and Marin Counties. As required, SMART has submitted supplemental information, including the Second Project Description Addendum and revised Existing Conditions and Proposed Conditions plan sets. We will be accepting comments through February 25, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, Oakland, CA, 94612, to the attention of Paul Modrell.


The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) has applied to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for the Initial Operating Segment-1 South Project (Project). The Project would rehabilitate 17.72 miles of existing rail line to provide passenger rail service for travelers in Sonoma and Marin Counties. As required, SMART has submitted a Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (MMP) for impacts to waters of the State. In addition, SMART has submitted a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment (SLRVA) for the Project. Comments on the MMP and SLRA will be accepted by the Water Board until February 22, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, Oakland, CA, 94612, to the attention of Paul Modrell.














Urban Stormwater


A Revision for the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit is Now Available Here.